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AjdeNate!
May 9th, 2004, 11:09 PM
Which do you call it, 'French Open' or 'Roland Garros'.
I remember reading that the "official" name is RG, not FO.

beauty_is_pink
May 9th, 2004, 11:11 PM
for short form i like "RG" -- looks nicer.
when i talk i say "French Open"


so.. i'm both :p

Smackie
May 9th, 2004, 11:12 PM
.....I don't see any difference.

www.rolandgarros.com
www.frenchopen.com

Both end up in the same official site...so the organisation accept both.

I guess it's like The Championships and Wimbledon. However in this case, Wimbledon is more obvious to most people and in the above case, French Open is more familiar to most.

decemberlove
May 9th, 2004, 11:13 PM
for short form i like "RG" -- looks nicer.
when i talk i say "French Open"


so.. i'm both :p

same here.

Dava
May 9th, 2004, 11:13 PM
Roland Garros

*Jool*
May 9th, 2004, 11:16 PM
As long as nobody answers : RoLLand Garros, it's ok.

But as a Frenchman, I prefer "Roland Garros" coz, obviously here, we don't call it "French Open" lol and Roland Garros is much shorter than "Internationnaux de France"...

croat123
May 9th, 2004, 11:18 PM
i called it the french open but write rg :p

PatM04
May 9th, 2004, 11:19 PM
I usually say French Open but sometimes I say Roland Garros. If I am around non-tennis fans and I say Roland Garros they have no clue...lol:) Some of them don't even know what the French Open is!

prr_rrp
May 9th, 2004, 11:19 PM
FO :tape:

Smackie
May 9th, 2004, 11:25 PM
As long as nobody answers : RoLLand Garros, it's ok.

But as a Frenchman, I prefer "Roland Garros" coz, obviously here, we don't call it "French Open" lol and Roland Garros is much shorter than "Internationnaux de France"...


internationaux ou internationnaux?

XaDavK_Kapri
May 9th, 2004, 11:27 PM
internationaux ou internationnaux?
Internationaux :)

Smackie
May 9th, 2004, 11:30 PM
Internationaux :)

;)

Venus Forever
May 9th, 2004, 11:38 PM
I either refer to it as "The French" or "Roland Garros."

darrinbaker00
May 9th, 2004, 11:39 PM
When I'm talking to tennis fans, I say Roland Garros. When I'm talking to people who aren't familiar with the game, I say French Open. ;)

Seles_Beckham
May 9th, 2004, 11:42 PM
Roland Garros

SelesFan70
May 10th, 2004, 12:56 AM
It's the French Open...much like the borders of France :rolleyes:

WorldWar24
May 10th, 2004, 01:35 AM
The NAME IS ROLAND GARROS and the only reason people don't say it is because they can't pronounce it

spiceboy
May 10th, 2004, 01:43 AM
Here in Spain is only known as Roland Garros (well, pronounced as RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRoland Garrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrros ;) )

BigB08822
May 10th, 2004, 01:46 AM
I say French Open because to me the event is the French Open and it is just played at Roland Garros. Does that make any sense?

Venus Forever
May 10th, 2004, 02:09 AM
I don't understand why they call it Roland Garros, wasn't he a pilot of some sort?? Famous for flying a plane over the Atlantic or something.

Why would they name a tennis tournament after a pilot?? I understand that he is a French hero, but name a court after him, not a tournament.

What's French Open in French?? That should be it.

WorldWar24
May 10th, 2004, 02:13 AM
I don't understand why they call it Roland Garros, wasn't he a pilot of some sort?? Famous for flying a plane over the Atlantic or something.

Why would they name a tennis tournament after a pilot?? I understand that he is a French hero, but name a court after him, not a tournament.

What's French Open in French?? That should be it.

OMG :o

"Topaz"
May 10th, 2004, 03:02 AM
What's French Open in French?? That should be it.
"Franšaises Ouvertes".

Try "I like French Open", ie, "j'aime les Franšaises Ouvertes", and good luck to you, my friend. :angel:
I hope you have solid nerves.

Smackie
May 10th, 2004, 03:48 AM
I don't understand why they call it Roland Garros, wasn't he a pilot of some sort?? Famous for flying a plane over the Atlantic or something.

Why would they name a tennis tournament after a pilot?? I understand that he is a French hero, but name a court after him, not a tournament.

What's French Open in French?? That should be it.

It's 'Les internationaux de France' as Jool mentioned. Don't ask for open women or you will get a slap! :p

History of 'Roland Garros' can be found here:

http://www.fft.fr/rolandgarros2004/en/histoire/index-histoire.asp

"Topaz"
May 10th, 2004, 03:59 AM
Smackie, what's the matter with you? ;)
Things could have gone pretty well with "Francaises Ouvertes". You just destroyed a fine translation job. Thanks. :p
:)

Smackie
May 10th, 2004, 04:32 AM
My bad, I was on 1st page when I replied.

Big mistake and very wrong translation. Really it should be 'les Franšaises Ouvertes'.

I should do some revisions on French this week.

;)

LucasArg
May 10th, 2004, 04:44 AM
Roland Garros.

Havok
May 10th, 2004, 04:47 AM
Roland Garros. I can't stand it when people call it the French Open :tape: It's like calling Wimbledon the British Open imo:(

"Topaz"
May 10th, 2004, 05:01 AM
Roland Garros. I can't stand it when people call it the French Open :tape: It's like calling Wimbledon the British Open imo:(Now, how do you feel about Canadian Open vs AT&T Rogers Championship? :o

Chunchun
May 10th, 2004, 06:27 AM
I like RG better

Stefwhit
May 10th, 2004, 06:33 AM
I prefer RG to FO
I prefer 'the French' to 'Roland'
I prefer French Open to Roland Garos

Mateo Mathieu
May 10th, 2004, 06:38 AM
When I talk with friends or whoever, I called it French Open but in write, Roland Garros ;)

mandy7
May 10th, 2004, 07:50 AM
we never say french open, cause in dutch that's the "franse open"
en that sounds like crap, we all say roland garros
and when we talk about it at work it's: guess who already got kicked out in paris hehehehehehe :devil:

tennisIlove09
May 10th, 2004, 07:59 AM
Isn't the term "French Open" an American given term? I thought I heard on NBC (which is by no means a reliable source) that the official term is Roland Garros, but in the US they called it the French.

Anyone know for sure?

***

I call it Roland Garros or Paris with tennis fans. When I'm talking to non-tennis fans, I call it the French open, or they don't have any idea what I'm talking about.

Come-on-kim
May 10th, 2004, 08:03 AM
Roland Garros or Roland

Lindsayfan
May 10th, 2004, 08:08 AM
yes French Open is a name invented by americans. in Europe I'm sure that everyone calls it 'Roland Garros'.

sarza
May 10th, 2004, 08:20 AM
yeah i call it "roland garros"

Svennovitch
May 10th, 2004, 08:26 AM
Roland Garros, no doubt!!

mandy7
May 10th, 2004, 09:18 AM
it's like calling wimbledon the british or english open... :rolleyes:
it's just NOT DONE

pav
May 10th, 2004, 09:24 AM
No offense to anyone but I just asked My buddy Stefano about this , He thought for a while, said " FO, R G, Why not take both, shift them round a little and just call it Frog"

hingis-seles
May 10th, 2004, 10:27 AM
I say Roland Garros.

Andy T
May 10th, 2004, 10:47 AM
Guys, I think that the name comes from the name of the stadium: the Stade Roland Garros was built after WW1 and was named after a World War 1 pilot hero (not that way out when you think that the yanks named a court at Flushing Meadow after that famous tennis player Louis Armstrong).

The official name of the tournament has always been "Les Internationaux de France", both pre- and post-open era. The "French Open", (cf also the German, Italian Canadian, Dutch, Swedish....) was coined in 68/69 to differentiate it from other internatinal championships which were not yet "open" but the French themselves never call it that; here, it is always Roland Garros.

Lady
May 10th, 2004, 11:52 AM
In Russian Roland Garros sound so much easier, cos French Open would sound like "Открытый чемпионат Франции", too long.
And to non tennis fan Roland Garros is much more familiar too, I guess.

lolas
May 10th, 2004, 12:08 PM
Die offenen Tennismeisterschaften von Frankreich
But I really prefer the sound of Roland Garros

tennnisfannn
May 10th, 2004, 01:23 PM
Melbourne Park or AO
Flushing meadows or USO
The Championships or Wimbledon.

Vut
May 10th, 2004, 02:16 PM
Roland Garros !!

Come-on-kim
May 10th, 2004, 02:37 PM
Btw, most of the French players calls it simply "Roland" (so "Roland pour les intimes" :p)

space_eef03
May 10th, 2004, 03:12 PM
French open

*Jool*
May 10th, 2004, 03:49 PM
Internationaux :)

lol I made a mistake in my own language !! Too bad !! lol

Tomas22
May 11th, 2004, 02:27 AM
ROLAND GARROS, right ? ;)

KoOlMaNsEaN
May 11th, 2004, 02:45 AM
from what I believe Roland Garros is the proper name for it.

WhatTheDeuce
May 11th, 2004, 04:11 AM
French Open :p